Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
West Palm Beach
As you age, you may suffer from a receding hairline, hair that has begun to thin, or the development of balding areas of your scalp. Each of these forms of hair loss can significantly change your appearance, making you look older and less vital.
At Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer one of the most modern and effective procedures to solve this common problem and restore a more youthful, full head of hair: FUE hair transplants. Unlike older hair transplant methods that left an unsightly linear scar, a FUE transplant creates minimal scarring and is perfect for anyone who prefers a less-invasive procedure or chooses to wear a shorter hairstyle.
What is FUE?
FUE stands for follicular unit extraction and is a specialized technique used to harvest individual hair follicles to transplant to thinning or balding areas. The procedure involves tiny circular incisions (one millimeter or less) to harvest healthy hair follicles on the back of your scalp. These healthy follicles are then transplanted to targeted areas of your scalp. After only a few months, the transplanted hair enters the growth phase, growing natural hair to fill in thinning areas of the hairline or scalp.
What results can I expect from FUE?
The results available with a FUE hair transplant are nothing short of astonishing. You can expect new hair growth within just a few months that restores a more natural-looking, youthful, full head of hair. The results typically last for ten years or longer, and many people enjoy the results for the rest of their lives. Some of the benefits of an FUE hair transplant include:
- A more youthful hairline
- Hair restored to areas of your scalp that have begun to thin or bald
- Long-lasting, natural results
- No linear scar
- Faster procedure
- Shorter recovery time
What to expect after a FUE hair transplant?
Most patients can return to their usual life activities within one to two days, though they may choose to wear a hat to cover any redness or swelling. Full recovery varies by patient but can take in the range of two to four weeks.
As you heal, you can expect the hair follicles to shed, which indicates the incorporation of the transplanted hair follicles into your scalp. Within the next three to four months, the hair will enter a growth cycle, and the results will begin to appear. Within 12 months after your FUE hair transplant, you can expect the new hair to be fully grown in and the result of your treatment now visible.
Who is a candidate for a FUE hair restoration treatment?
You may be an eligible candidate for FUE if:
- You are bothered by a receding hairline or bald spots
- Are willing to have a short haircut for the procedure
- Have enough hair on the back of your scalp to harvest for transplant
- Are in good general health
- Would prefer avoiding more invasive procedures
FUE Frequently Asked Questions
How much does FUE cost in West Palm Beach?
An FUE hair transplant can cost between $3,500 to $6,000 depending on the number of grafts required to achieve the level of hair restoration you want. We will provide you with an accurate cost during your initial consultation.
Does FUE have side effects?
Like any surgery, an FUE procedure does carry some risks. In rare cases, patients have experienced infection, bleeding, or pain. It is imperative that your hair restoration treatment is performed with the most rigorous patient health protocols. You can trust our team of professionals at Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgery.
We invite you to schedule a consultation at our Palm Beach Gardens office today, and let esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Mark R. Murphy, M.D., help you create the enhanced appearance you deserve.